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Kobe Steel

Kobe Steel, Ltd.
Native name
Public KK
Traded as TYO: 5406
OSE: 5406
NAG: 5406
Nikkei 225 Component
Industry Steel
Founded Kobe, Japan (September 1, 1905 (1905-09-01))
Headquarters 2-4, Wakinohama-Kaigandori 2-chome, Chuo-ku, Kobe, Hyogo, 651-8585, Japan
Key people
Hiroya Kawasaki, (CEO and President)

$ 17.92 billion (FY 2012)

(¥ 1.685 billion) (FY 2012)

$ -286 million (FY 2012)

(¥ -26.976 billion) (FY 2012)
Number of employees
36,018 (consolidated) (as of March 31, 2013)
Website Official website
Footnotes / references

Kobe Steel, Ltd. (株式会社神戸製鋼所 Kabushiki-gaisha Kōbe Seikō-sho), operating worldwide under the brand Kobelco, is a major Japanese steel manufacturer headquartered in Chuo-ku, Kobe. Kobe Steel also has a stake in Osaka Titanium Technologies.[3]

It was formed on September 1, 1905. Its location in a major city port was useful for importing and exporting iron ore and coal. Kobe Steel is the owner of the rugby team Kobe Steel Kobelco Steelers.

The company is listed on the Tokyo and Nagoya Stock Exchange, on the Osaka Securities Exchange and is a constituent of the Nikkei 225 stock index.[4] As of March 31, 2014, the company has 208 subsidiary and 62 affiliated companies across Japan, Asia, Europe, the Middle East and the US.[1]

Kobe Steel is a member of the Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFJ) keiretsu.


  • Business segments and products 1
  • Manufacturing locations 2
  • Gallery 3
  • See also 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

Business segments and products

  • Aluminum & Copper: forgings

Manufacturing locations


Kakogawa Works 
Kobe Steel headquarters 
Entrance to Kobe Works 

See also


  1. ^ a b "Corporate Profile". Retrieved April 13, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Consolidated Financial Results for Fiscal 2012" (PDF). Retrieved April 13, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Key events".  
  4. ^ "Components:Nikkei Stock Average".  
  5. ^ "Business Activities". Retrieved April 13, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Facts & Figures Report 2012" (PDF). Retrieved April 13, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Kobe Precision Introduces Copper Wafer Recycling Process". Laboratory July 14, 1999. Retrieved April 13, 2014. 

External links

  • Official global website (English)
  • Kobe Steel Group of Companies
  • History of Kobe Steel Group
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